“I am not suggesting you become someone you are not, I am suggesting you become the best of who you are.”
-Dr. Phillip McGraw

Perspectives Practictioner Information | Qualifications

Irene PatonIrene E. M. Paton

B.A. (Otago, 1974)
Diploma in Teaching (Hamilton, 1975)
Post Grad Diploma in Guidance & Counselling (Massey, 1987)
BA (Hons) – Majoring in Psychology (Canterbury, 1994)
Masters Degree in Counselling (Massey, 1997)

Certified Imago Therapist (2001)

Advanced Diploma in Interactive Drawing Therapy (2005)

Registered Psychologist (1997)

Recognized Supervisor (NZAC, 1997)

Ongoing Training

Since 1985 Irene has attended many workshops, seminars and conferences (locally, nationally and internationally). She believes it is very important to develop and maintain her knowledge and skills

She also has regular contact with the counseling community, by participating in and facilitating national and local training.

Professional Memberships

Irene is a:

  1. Member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (since 1985)
  2. Registered Psychologist (since 1997)
  3. Member of the Family Courts Association

Supervision Arrangements

She has the following supervision arrangements which include both individual and peer groups, a minimum of three sessions per month.

Contact Details:

Office Location and Mailing Address: 61 Teesdale Street, Burnside, CHRISTCHURCH 8053

Phone Number: 03 358 4447, Text: 027 448 3760

Email: irene@perspectives.likeminded.nz

Perspectives Counselling

Perspectives Counselling
61 Teesdale Street, Burnside, CHRISTCHURCH 8053